|Ramon Leon del Mar||
Joined Sep 26 2010
62 years old
am a mixture of Old Irish and Native American Cultures.
My facebook page is devoted to Steampunk culture and performance art.
I also write a blog that locates and reviews or at least makes available items, articles, and examples of Steampunk art, dance, music, literature, film, plays, etc. at
I also post on
under Oghma Fagan
I am also the leader of the Covenant of the Kraken, steampunk performance arts collective, which is a new organization designed to aid in networking and supprting the development of drama, dance, music, and fiction in this genre.
What Is the Covenant of the Kraken?
When Ramon and I were first getting involved in the steampunk scene we were literally the only people in the DFW area we knew of. We wanted a way to connect with others, meet up at events out of town, make friends and share ideas. We looked far and wide and didn’t find any groups that were publicly open to recruiting/accepting new members (at least if they were out there we didn’t locate them or they weren‘t advertising). Our idea was set up a networking group of friends and adventurers that was open to other “loners” or family groups joining. Covenant of the Kraken is a confederation of Time-Traveling Privateers. Members can join as individuals, form their own “ship” or group, or ask to join an existing group that is already set up. As time-travelers you can customize your own storyline and met up with the rest of us for social or steampunk events. We also allow people to join on a temporary basis for specific meetings/missions if they want to participate in a particular project, event, or “story line” as one of our allies. IE if Airship ______ (whatever name) wanted to do a joint project with us where we did a dramatic and/or comedic skit in a show or at a convention about how their airship helped us attack a British Fleet during the Opium wars (They would be described as an allied or mercenary unit, but the individuals would be working with our Covenant of the Kraken performance art network for the purpose of booking the performance). We do have some simple rules : play fair with others and be respectful of others (including differences in culture, beliefs, religion, politics, dietary restrictions, etc.) After all, we’re here to have fun and you wouldn‘t want to get keelhauled, would you? (Look it up, it‘s a interesting, but rarely used historical form of ship board discipline.)
Interested parties can write up info on their character, vessel (airship, seafaring vessel, steam powered gypsy wagon- what ever you fancy), history and specifications. We encourage creativity, vision, inspiration, and historical fiction. Naturally, geographic location, personal preference and shared interests/activities will steer some people to specific groups.